Nominations for the 2020 Scottish Rural Awards are now open, with businesses across Scotland’s countryside encouraged to get involved.
The ultimate benchmark of success in Scotland’s countryside, the Scottish Rural Awards are now in their sixth year and are partnered by Scottish Countryside Alliance and the Scottish Field.
The categories are open for nominations, including the coveted Rural Hero award, which recognises those whose contributions to their rural communities have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Businesses have until 4 November to put their nomination forward. Businesses can either self-nominate, or be nominated by a friend, family member, customer or member of the public.
The full list of awards categories and criteria, along with nomination forms, are available from the Scottish Rural Awards website here. There is no cost associated with making a nomination.
Jamie Stewart of the Scottish Countryside Alliance said: ‘Land-based businesses contribute over £2billion to the Scottish economy.
‘Despite the multiple challenges they face, they are hugely valuable brand ambassadors for Scotland, and many provide vital support to their local communities. These awards give Scotland a chance to recognise the resilience, innovation and contribution that rurally-based people and businesses make to its success.’
There’s no time like the present to enter your nomination for the Scottish Rural Awards 2020! There are so many awards this year, which one will be yours? See the categories here.
The categories are:
Best Scottish Artisan Food Award
Best Scottish Artisan Drink Award
Rural Business Diversification Award
Best Rural Business Start-Up Award
Best Farming Business Award
Best Rural Employer Award
Rural Hospitality Award
Best Rural Innovation Award
Best Rural Skills Educator Award
Most Sustainable Rural Business Award
Best Rural Tourism Initiative Award
Rural Hero Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
NEW FOR 2020: Best Countryside Digital Innovator Award